U.S. Calls On U.N. Security Council To Implement Arms Embargo, Sanctions To Stop Violence In South Sudan

Washington Post: Nikki Haley: South Sudan has failed its children. We must not.
Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

“…Seven million South Sudanese need humanitarian assistance. … The United States has supported South Sudan since the beginning. … But we have lost patience with the status quo. We must change course if we are to save a generation of South Sudanese and give them hope for a better future. … It is long past time the U.N. Security Council imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan. This concrete measure can save lives. … [T]he United States is calling on our colleagues on the Security Council and our partners in the region to act. By depriving their fighters of weapons and ammunition to wage war, an arms embargo will help convince the warring parties that there is no military solution to this conflict. Above all, an arms embargo is a humanitarian measure … Sanctions on those who continue to destabilize South Sudan represent another critical tool at the Security Council’s disposal. … Only then can we begin to change the calculus of those who profit from war. … We have no more time to waste on empty promises. The international community must come together to do what South Sudan’s leaders will not: take action to restore hope to the world’s youngest country” (5/30).